Matt Webb’s down-under preparing for his talk at Web Directions South, prior to him going on holiday for a bit, so I’m writing the weekly update! I’m drunk with the power!
So – in summary: Schulze is spending the week in zero-g combat training, Tom is playing with an orangutan genome that he got from some guy in Zurich and I’m building a laser-harp.
Jack’s working on Ojito some more this week, and with me on new business development. He’s also working on some animations with Timo for the Touch project.
Tom is still engrossed in material exploration of the data sets for Ashdown as Webb described so nicely in Week 225.
He’s wrangling it now to the point of finding the interesting edges and qualities to output that into graphical, understandable diagnostic artefacts that will help us when the design begins in earnest. I find this really useful in particular, as more of visual thinker – helps me get my head round the territory far faster. Boundary objects.
He’s also doing a little bit of sound design on the side for our casual game proto that we’re delivering at the end of the week. Busy boy!
I’m still working with Paul Pod on that sprint. It’s been a really short intense project but I’m super-pleased with how it’s going and from what we can tell so is the client – hopefully it will lead to something bigger…
Luckily, having worked with Paul before he’s able to understand garbling like that from me, and go far beyond what I imagine.
I’m also preparing the project plan and internal briefing documents for Ashdown. Writing a brief for a project that you’re going to design might seem a little odd, but of course it’s still valuable in order to really set some goals and scope going in.
What else? Well, I’ve already mentioned the new business development meetings with Jack, and I’m writing a final proposal for a mobile storytelling tool we hope to prototype.
Ok – with that, it’s back to the laser-harp.